It’s rare that the special music in our worship service gets as much attention as it did yesterday morning. The song selection, “Hello, My Name Is” by Matthew West, speaks to people on such a personal level that it’s no wonder it is so wildly popular.
In our Healthy Church Initiative sessions, we spent some time talking about the demographics of our cities. To some, this would seem like a strange thing to do. We’re trying to make our churches healthier. We should be looking at the inside. Continue reading Meeting Needs That Don’t Exist
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Continue reading Leading By Example
Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to the cross-country meet. I spent most of the time riding around in the trailing golf cart. It was different than most of the sporting events, not including the fact that I spent the day sitting in a moving cart and not on a hard bleacher. Continue reading Encouragement in the Race
This morning I had the song running through my head, “Who am I” by Casting Crowns. And I read Psalm 8 Which reads: “1Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2Through the praise of children and infants Continue reading Who Am I?
I was thinking about grace yesterday. I know that’s not really a surprise. Millions of Americans spent yesterday morning in worship services all over the country, and the whole reason we are there is grace. But all day the idea of grace kept popping into my head. Continue reading Frustration vs. Grace
Our world is changing at a speed that is getting exponentially faster. Think about what this looks like in your life. Some areas to consider: technology, demographics, government, business, people’s attitudes/beliefs, etc. Continue reading A Change in Tactics
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15
It’s exciting to see all the hullabaloo and to hear the many different sounds that come from our youth in songs, laughter, cheering each other on, discussions, etc. Last night we had Continue reading A Flurry of Activity
Our focus in youth group has been relationships, both with each other and with God. We’ve been discussing the fact that God created us to be with Him, beginning the most important relationship in our life. Continue reading The Craving of Relationship
The story goes, “I was counseling a woman who was about to be married to her fourth husband, an undertaker at the local funeral home. As I listened she told me that her first marriage was when she was young and looking for extravagance in life. A self made Continue reading Christian Friendships